|Single by Calle 13|
|from the album Calle 13|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Calle 13 singles chronology|
"Atrévete-te-te" (English: Dare Yourself-self-self) is a Grammy-Nominated reggaeton song by Puerto Rican urban duo Calle 13 from their eponymous debut album Calle 13, released in February 2006, by White Lion Records. It is one of the duo's best known songs. It was a hit single in many Latin American countries. The video for this single won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2006. This song is featured in the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto IV. The song was later named the 2nd best single of the decade by Latin music website Club Fonograma.
The lyrics found in the song contain Spanglish words such as "estárter" and anglicisms such as lighter and wiper are used to create rhymes, a reflection of the use of English on the island due to Puerto Rico's status as a Commonwealth in free association with the United States. The song has been featured in an MTV Tr3́s commercial.
Pop culture references
The song makes several references to different pop culture themes, such as:
- The Japanese videogame Street Fighter
- The British britpop band Coldplay
- The American punk rock band Green Day
- The 2003 Quentin Tarantino film, Kill Bill
Agüeybaná, the last indigenous cacique in Puerto Rico's history is also mentioned, as are the cities of Bayamón and Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (this last one mentioned as to reinforce the song subject's aloofness and scorn for Latino and Puerto Rican influences, versus her liking of the rather "foreign" references mentioned above). The dancers on the song's video are Marilyn Monroe lookalikes, each dressed in blonde wig and a skimpier version of Monroe's famed Seven Year Itch dress.
Credits and personnel
- Voice: René Pérez
- Production: Eduardo Cabra
- Lyrics: René Pérez
- Instruments: Clarinet, Bass, Dembow
|U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs||15|
|U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay||6|
|U.S. Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay||20|
|Venezuela Top Latino (Record Report)||3|
- CIA - The World Factbook - Puerto Rico accessed on November 13, 2006.
- "Presidential election of Venezuela (2006) - SpeedyLook encyclopedia". Myetymology.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Calle 13
- Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales - Calle 13 - Atrevete te te
- Top Latino - Record Report at the Wayback Machine (archived August 14, 2006). Archived from the original on 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
- Calle 13's hit "Atrévete-te-te" used illegally, for a South American presidential campaign